Based on Mesut Ozil’s excellent current form, one can argue about his status as a world star. However, number speaks for themselves. On Facebook, Mesut Ozil has now 20 million global fans, which is the highest for any German Athlete in the DFB national team. On Twitter, the 25-year-old now has over six million “followers”.
Özil is now on the list of the world’s most popular sports among the top Ten. By a long margin leads Portugal superstar Cristiano Ronaldo (about 85 million) before Lionel Messi (over 58 million).
“These numbers mean a lot to me. Anyone who knows me knows that my opinion of the fans and also to communicate with the fans is very important,” Ozil said two days before the World Cup kick-off of the national team on Monday (18.00 clock CEST) in Salvador against Portugal.
Predictions for the upcoming match against Portugal are already in favour of Germany by 3-1.